San Luis Obispo County
The influence of the Pacific Ocean on the western reaches of San Luis Obispo County lend well to the crisp natural acidity we desire in our rosé. Working with our farmers we strive to achieve as much hang time as possible without getting the potential alcohol too high. Linked with a cool September we were able to wait until almost October before picking our blocks. Hand harvested before daylight, the fruit arrives at the winery in pristine condition and very cold. A slow fermentation follows and the wine is aged for about eights months in both tank and neutral oak.
Rhapsodic Inflorescence captures springtime with it floral accents, refreshing coolness and sensually crisp acidity. Representing the first release from last year's harvest, this rose may inspire you to embrace the beauty of renewed life that comes with the new year.
Rhapsodic: feeling great rapture or delight.
Inflorescence: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.
Harvest: Picked separately at 20 Brix and immediately pressed
34% Syrah from Arroyo Grande Valley
33% Grenache from Adelaida District in West Paso Robles
33% Mourvèdre from Adelaida District in West Paso Robles
Fermentation: cold 20-day fermentation
Aging: eight months in a mix of tank and neutral french oak
Production: 48 cases bottled May 9, 2018